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Palais de Chaillot, Paris April 1950 concert flyer 

Large original first printing concert flyer advertising Duke Ellington’s stay at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris [France] from Wednesday, 12th April to Sunday, 16th April, 1950, presented by Jules Borkon. Ellington performed eight concerts with his orchestra, including three matinees. The Paris concerts were part of a two month European tour, his first since before World War II. According to reviews at the time, the first concert was poorly received with the audience nearly booing the band off the stage. Especially singer Kay Davis was in for a hard time. It prompted promoter Jules Borkon to write a letter to Ellington expressing his concern for the remaining nights unless Ellington changed the program.

The flyer measures 21.0 x 26.8 cm and is printed in dark blue ink on thin, matte-coated paper stock. Unfolded but with a one inch closed rip to the center of the right side border and light overall handling wear. Feel free to email us with any questions you may have concerning this item. Additional images of the flyer available on request.


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